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BI-POLAR & MOOD DISORDER
COUNSELING

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For most people, it is difficult to imagine going from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in a matter of a few days.  We tend to hover somewhere in the middle with occasional spikes in mood that are usually associated with life events, such as the birth of a child, or the loss of a job.  However, for people with bipolar disorder and related mood disorders, extreme mood shifts can last for weeks or months.  Particularly for bipolar disorder, moods can cycle between intense euphoria and deep depression, causing instability and disruption to work and home life.

With support from mental health professionals and practice, people with bipolar and related mood disorders can recognize the signs of a manic or depressive episode and take steps to manage episodes effectively when they occur.  Our licensed counselors  at The Counseling Center of Florence work with clients of all ages with bipolar and related mood disorders and can provide education and techniques to make their lives and mental health more manageable.  

Bipolar & Mood Disorder Symptoms

There is a broad range of signs and symptoms for bipolar and related mood disorders which may vary between individuals. Signs and symptoms can include:

  MANIA & HYPOMANIA SYMPTOMS
  • Unusually upbeat, jumpy, or excited

  • Hyperactivity

  • Easily agitated

  • Inflated sense of well-being & self-confidence (euphoria)

  • Reduced need for sleep

  • Unusual talkativeness or pressured speech (rapid & urgent tone)

  • Racing thoughts

  • Distractibility

  • Poor decision-making & risky behaviors

  • Attempts to multitask or unproductive multitasking

  DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS
  • Disturbed sleep (excessive or insufficient)

  • Sadness, hopelessness, sense of emptiness

  • Reduced energy and activity

  • Loss of interest in enjoyable activities and hobbies

  • Excessive worry

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Problems with memory

  • Feeling tired

  • Thoughts of death & suicide

  PSYCHOTIC SYMPTOMS
  • Delusional thinking

  • Paranoia

  • Hallucinations

If you are ready to get help for bipolar or another mood disorder, contact The Counseling Center of Florence to schedule an appointment and start learning the skills for a healthier sense of well-being.  Break the cycle with The Counseling Center of Florence.

GETTING BACK ON TRACK

Rediscover your joy by contacting The Counseling Center of Florence and scheduling your first session with a licensed counselor today. To learn more about becoming a client, visit the Getting Started page for details.  

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Getting Back on Track

Rediscover your joy by contacting The Counseling Center of Florence and scheduling your first session with a licensed therapist today. To learn more about becoming a client, visit the Getting Started page for details.   Getting Started

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